Mt. Vernon Street
Somebody left a suitcase at Mt. Vernon and Hancock streets, basically next to the State House. Declared not actually suspicious around 11:55 a.m.
Maybe Beacon Hill squirrels are bulking up, or maybe, as a concerned citizen complains, the wind blew this table into that tree at Mt. Vernon and River streets. In any case:
Poses danger of falling in someone, please help extract.
A manhole fire around 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Vernon and Walnut streets means a shutdown of the intersection for about 90 minutes as firefighters douse the flames and Eversource repairs the damage.
A stabbing at a benefit for an injured motorcyclist at the Boston Teachers Union Hall in August remains unsolved because every person inside the hall interviewed by police either said they saw nothing or refused to talk, a BPD detective says.
Sgt. Det. Kenneth O'Brien told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday that even the victim told police he saw nothing early on Aug. 3, only that "he was walking around the hall when he felt a pop on his left side" and then looked down to see blood. The board held a hearing to determine whether the hall, at 180 Mt. Vernon St., could have done anything to prevent the stabbing.